I have a wonderful student– bright, engaged, and creative– who has a unique and extraordinary talent. She is pictured above writing out the Preamble to the Constitution — upside down. Yes, this is, in fact, how she writes and has been using this method since she was small.
When I first saw her write down information in class, I thought she was just being experimental or silly. I was quickly redirected and assured by everyone that it was just her way.
So here is to the unusual and unique, the exceptional and unconventional. Sometimes to understand the right-side up, we have to turn upside down. As the Shakers have reminded us, “To turn, turn will be our delight, till by turning, turning we come ’round right.”